Next time your child asks you to read a story, tell her that today you want her to tell you a story instead. Use one of these Young Writers Workshop pages to help her get started.
What it does is that it makes everything overlong and makes it so that all urgency or immediacy is stripped from the story. All of these extra words cause the reader to become bored and also the pacing is killed by them the extra words.
What I am saying is not that you should always avoid passive voice, but that you should say as much as you can in as few words as you can. Case in point, the above paragraphs: Newbie authors often make the mistake of writing too much of their work in passive voice out of a misguided desire to make their sentences sound more sophisticated.
Back to top Purple prose Florid prose is very difficult to pull off. Any writer who wishes to write beautiful descriptive paragraphs and clever metaphors needs to have a large, nuanced vocabulary and the ability to visualise things very clearly. Yeah, just try to read that whole thing.
That style of writing is just that: Personally speaking, my eyes tend to skim long descriptive passages anyway. Excessive description is just boring.
Writing like you speak is the best way to avoid using unfamiliar words you may not fully understand, or making complex sentences with more clauses than you can handle. You might like to consider using a dictionary program with a thesaurus feature such as the excellent WordWeb or a physical dictionary and a thesaurus, if you like dead trees.
This will allow you to familiarise yourself with whatever words catch your fancy before using them. The best way to describe it is with examples. She remembered doing the same with her previous students.
Princess Celestia looked down at Twilight Sparkle, an age-worn face on a pillow. Her eyes were wet with tears. All old, all smiling… all with permanently closed eyelids. Pinkie turned on her chainsaw and menacingly walked over to Rainbow Dash, preparing to cut her in half.
Pinkie revved her chainsaw and skulked across the room. And finally, a few examples of when an author both shows and tells errors easily fixable with the backspace key:Thanksgiving is the worst day for home fires Fire safety experts say distracted cooking in the kitchen is the primary cause of home fires on Thanksgiving Day.
Apart from writing a cookbook, having your own food truck is probably on top of many food bloggers bucket list.
Luise and I have been secretly planning and dreaming about, not a food truck, but a food bike. Pumpkins, Pumpkins, Pumpkins A Thematic Unit By Anson H.
Baker Deborah Cooley Kristin Pingel READING, AND WRITING • Lesson 1: Pumpkin Pumpkin Introduction- Students will be introduced to the story Pumpkin Pumpkin, make predicitions and do a paired sequencing activity. The Life and Death of a Pumpkin won the Best Short Film and Best Concept at the Chicago Horror Film Festival.
It was directed by Aaron Yonda, who is probably best known for his part in the Chad Vader series. Note that some of the language in the story is quite grotesque.
This Halloween math activity book is a whole lot of fun. Kids will experiment with weight, measurement, buoyancy, scientific illustrations, texture, predictions and counting. Writing Activity After students use one of those online tools to create their personal pumpkins, have them write a story about their pumpkin.
Younger students might begin their stories with the sentence This Halloween I carved the most unusual pumpkin.